By Brian Doligale ‘24

Brother Rice kicked off its annual homecoming week with excitement and enthusiasm. Students, faculty, and shadows came together for an exciting week filled with activities and showcased their spirit for their school.

Junior Nick Scarriot said, “I liked the dress down because of the changing themes every day, and I got to stay comfortable throughout the week.”

The festivities begin on Monday with a refreshing snow cone stand that offers various colorful and delicious flavors. As students and shadows enjoyed their icy treats, they could dress down by purchasing a five-dollar dress-down wristband for the whole week. They showed off their favorite throwback jerseys of their favorite sports and teams. The campus was buzzing with excitement and color from the old-school jerseys.

Tuesday Brother Rice was visited by the famous South Side food truck Nicky V’s, which delivered terrific burgers, hotdogs, fries, and mozzarella sticks.

Sophomore Brian Guinane said, “The food trucks were awesome. It was nice to be able to get outside and have some great food.”

Students filled the halls with shades of pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness on Tuesday. The theme was Pink Out. Students were having friendly competitions while testing their agility on the inflatable obstacle courses and other inflatables that were brought in.

Senior Hunter Temple said, “I thought it was really cool because it got the student body involved and gave us something fun to do to celebrate homecoming.”

On Thursday, the Nicky V’s food truck made a second appearance and brought delicious food for all Crusaders. Students were able to ditch their uniforms and wear their comfy pajamas for the dress-down day.

The homecoming festivities reached their peak on Friday. The theme for the day was Rice Pride. Students and staff showed their school pride, and school colors of maroon and orange were proudly displayed through the halls. The day was concluded with a pep rally where students competed in various competitive games like scooter races, and tug-of-war teams were broken up by year.